Saul encounters the Risen Christ on the road to Damascus and is blinded. Ananias encounters the risen Christ and is told to help Saul. Both men learn a new way to see in Acts 9:1-20.
This story is about how both men had an encounter with the risen Christ. Something about that encounter changed them and allowed them to put aside their fear and hatred and actually see the other person.
This sermon was filmed on location at Oheyawahi/Pilot Knob in Mendota Heights, MN. It brings three things into conversation:
Paul’s speech on Mars Hill in Acts 17:22-31
The current #georgefloyd outburst of protests around racial injustice.
The Oheyawahi sacred grounds and how the indigenous people fit into the conversation in the midst of black/white racial tension.
The Holy Spirit leads Philip to speak with a eunuch from Ethiopia. This crosses all kinds of social boundaries and shows the inclusive power of the Good News.